Dunwoody High School Men’s Lacrosse Names Michael Sopko As Head Coach

sopkoThe Dunwoody High School Men’s Lacrosse team announced today that Michael Sopko has been named Head Coach. From the Press Release:

“Michael comes to us with a long history of success as both a player and coach. Michael has spent the past two years as Head Lacrosse Coach at Chattahoochee High School and in both years they qualified for the State Playoffs making it as far as the Quarterfinals in 2013.” 

Not only has Coach Sopko been named head coach he has also agreed to a teaching position at Dunwoody HS.   Read More »

DeKalb County Schools/State of GA EOCT Scores

See full article at Dunwoody School Daze

The Georgia Department of Education has released the District Level EOCT scores.  The school-level results will be released no later than July 30th.  

This is the final year for the EOCT, which will be replaced by the Georgia Milestones Assesment EOC’s next school year.  Good luck to the students taking the EOC’s in December – taking a test which has not yet even been created!!!  

Note:  GPS Geometry and Math II will not be part of the Georgia Milestones Assessment program.

Dunwoody Elementary crossing guard makes City a proposal to assist with troubled intersection at the High School

From John Heneghan’s Dunwoody Blog

At the Dunwoody City Council Meeting on Monday, Mr. Larry Adams the crossing guard at Dunwoody Elementary presented the City Council with a proposal to assist with traffic control at Dunwoody High School both in the morning and afternoon after his shift at DES.  The DeKalb School System does not pay for crossing guards above elementary school therefore the proposal would need to be paid by the City of Dunwoody.   The sum of $3,100.00 ($18.00 per hour) for the school year is reasonable and I am in favor of taking Mr. Adams up on his offer.  I am guessing this is currently under legal review and then discussions might have to take place with the new Principal Tom McFarrin and the DCSS Administration.   Mr. Adams has requested a formal meeting to discuss the proposal and I hope it takes place soon.

Fyi – School starts August 11th.

Storm Water Lines Currently Being Replaced at Vermack/Womack Intersection

The Public Works Department is paving roads, repairing and replacing storm water structures, building trails, opening and designing parks. This year, the Public Works Department has paved or repaired 12,208 ft of roadway. This past week, the storm water division replaced a severely deteriorated line, running beneath Mt. Vernon Road. Crews worked through the night to finish and reopen the closed lane 24 hours ahead of schedule.

Currently, the Public Works team is replacing deteriorating storm water lines near the intersection of Womack Road & Vermack Road. The majority of the construction work will take place on Vermack Road.Traffic flow will remain open with minimal lane closures. All work is expected to be complete prior to August 11 (the first day of school for DeKalb).  Both lanes of traffic will be maintained on Vermack Road to the best extent possible. There may be limited times the road will be decreased to one lane of travel. Any closures will be limited.

These dates and times are subject to change dependent on weather conditions. 

Additional projects are planned throughout 2014. To stay informed on construction progress watch for the city’s regular Construction Update, announcements, and alerts! If you have questions or would like to know more about specific projects you can email Public Works at publicworks@dunwoodyga.gov.

Important Updates from Dunwoody High School

2014-2015 Dunwoody High School Open House  

(Registration Day)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Registration for students new

to DeKalb County School District (all grade levels)
9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 2:00-4:00 p.m.   

Library Media Center

Registration for returning students is as follows:

Rising 9th grade students from PCMS and rising 10th grade student

2:00-4:00 p.m.

registration begins in the cafeteria

Rising 11th and 12th grade students 

4:30-6:30 p.m.

registration begins in the cafeteria

Please click here for information regarding proof of residency & immunization documentation.

Summer Reading & Summer Assignments

Summer Reading Assignments for ALL students, as well as AP Summer Assignments, Multivariable Calculus, and Spanish II are available here.

Come help get the DHS Picnic Area ready for the new school year!

Earn service hours while having fun! 

Bring a water bottle, gloves, wheelbarrows, rakes and friends!

Meet in the DHS Picnic Area on
Saturday, July, 26 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
for a great morning of mulch spreading and DHS community!

Hope to see you there!!

Help spread the word and the mulch!!

For questions regarding this event, please contact The DHS Outdoor Beautification Committee at dhsoutdoorbeautification@gmail.com

Sign Up Genius Link Update!


 PTSO is hosting the popular Back-to-School-Breakfast for DHS teachers and staff on Monday, August 4th.

 Let’s show our appreciation by having them start their day with a hardy nutritious breakfast.
We are looking for donations of:
10 casseroles (any type of casserole egg, meat, and/or grits)
8 Fruit bowls
12 Dozen homemade breads slices, muffins, sweet rolls
Coffee supplies, creamer, sugar, etc…
Chilled OJ
Chilled water bottles
Snack bars  
We will begin serving promptly at 7:30 am, so any donations should be delivered by 7:00-7:15 am on Monday morning, the 4th, to the Auditorium Lobby!
Please sign up at:
For questions, email Janna Benston at jannabenston@hotmail.com

Spring/Summer Pine Straw Sale

Support the Dunwoody High Boys Lacrosse team and get your Pine Straw before the crazy school schedule begins! Cost is $5.00 per bale AND it will be delivered to your house. The minimum order is only 10 bales.  This is premium pine straw and you get approximately 30% more than the regular bales bought from your usual places.  Order by July 31st for quick delivery.

Go to the team website http://dunwoodylacrosse.com and click on the right side bar to order or print out the form and mail it in.  Thanks for supporting our LAX Cats!

Dual Accreditation Begins This Fall for DeKalb County High Schools

This is why my quest for dual accreditation for all DeKalb County high schools was so important. We cannot risk all of our accreditation on SACS alone. Our graduating students must graduate from an accredited high school. Dual accreditation (a second accreditation via Georgia Accrediting Commission) provides this safety net. Our school board approved dual accreditation beginning this Fall. I hope all of the school councils keep tabs on the progress at their respective high schools.

Terry Nall
Dunwoody City Council Member (At Large)

Accreditation agency keeps DeKalb at “warned” level

Read the rest of the story at Dunwoody School Daze


DHA backs controversial change to Dunwoody building rules

Members of the board of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association voted July 13 to endorse a controversial change to city building regulations that is expected to make it more expensive to build buildings more than three stories tall.

Board member Rick Callihan said in a text message July 13 that the board had voted in closed session to back the proposal.

City officials say the change will improve the quality of buildings constructed in Dunwoody. But the proposed change has drawn opposition from builders and developers, who argue it will slow development in Dunwoody.

Read the rest of this article at The Dunwoody Reporter